I've been an outspoken opponent of DRM in the many years I've been writing blogs, but it seems I've mellowed out with minimalism.
DRM, or Digital Rights Management, is a piece of software designed to limit a user's ability to share, backup, play, copy, and resell media.
See, the simple way that DRM works is like this: if you make the product less appealing, then I won't buy it, saving me the trouble of wondering if I want it or not.
DRM is never applied on anything I actually need (except for one exception*) so it's easy to just say, "well, new movie out, but it's got lots of DRM on it, so I won't bother." So, in a way, DRM is helping minimalists everywhere!
*The exception here being Windows. I need to dump Windows as soon as I can! Maybe I'll make it a weekend project in the future. The main thing is planning for those crazy moments that I need Windows for that I forget about later.
I find it odd that I have friends who avoid DRM like it's AIDS, but feel perfectly fine running Windows. Maybe I'm missing something.